Foreign National Student Intern Program

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The Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) is designed for university students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad.  The program provides foreign national students with valuable educational experience and assists the U.S. Embassy in accomplishing its goals.

The purpose of the Program is to offer students the challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena, at the same time the Embassy benefits from their assistance. The program is open to all university students who meet the required qualifications and are available to work for a short period (from three to six months). The Human Resources Office establishes an open application season each year, subject to requests for intern positions from agencies and sections within the embassy.

To apply for an Intern position, you must fill out the required forms and support your application as indicated below:

  • Application for Foreign National Student Intern Program.
  • Statement of interest form should include the student’s objectives and motivations in seeking an internship and how their academic courses and other experiences relate to the Mission’s goals / office needs.
  • Copy of Nicaraguan identification card (Cedula or Residency permit).
  • Academic Transcripts.
  • At least two recommendation letters.

To be considered eligible the application must be received by the Embassy HR Office by the closing date (subject to open season period).

Universities working in alliance with this Internship Program are: Thomas More, Keiser University, UAM, UCA, UPOLI, UNICIT, American College, UCC, UPOLI, UNIVALLE and UNI.